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Fender Tom Morello Signature Strat and Player Series Lead II & III Demos | NAMM 2020

January 19, 2020
One of Tom Morello's most iconic guitars becomes available to the masses, while the company reissues a cult classic.
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Fender Mustang GTX100, Mustang LT50 & '64 Custom Princeton Reverb | NAMM 2020

January 17, 2020
Two amps with a plethora of dial-up tones on tap for players of all levels, plus a handwired sound machine that helped define the company gets a reverent reissue.
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NAMM 2020 Day 1 Gallery

January 16, 2020
The first day was full of new gear from Two Notes, Revv, Gibson, Jackson Audio, and the biggest Metal Zone you've ever seen.
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Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster Demo | NAMM 2020

January 16, 2020
The follow-up to last year's successful Acoustasonic Telecaster revisits the Strat template with a new array of voices, including a killer dreadnought sound and dirty and clean electric Strat tones.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Bukovac

January 15, 2020
When you’re one of the most recorded guitarists in Nashville, you make sure you can cover all the bases. Watch this in-depth look at the amazing vintage guitars, rare amps, and massive pedalboard that inspires one of Nashville’s first-call session players.
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Fender Extends American Acoustasonic Series with Stratocaster Model

January 14, 2020
Along with three unique electric voices on the selector switch, the Acoustasonic Stratocaster also adds all-new acoustic options, including short scale and concert body with a slotted headstock.
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Rig Rundown: Ida Mae's Chris Turpin

January 8, 2020
This modern-day Delta blues star goes deep on low-powered amps, vintage resos, and open-tuned riffs.
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Blues Giant Ronnie Earl Takes His Strat Beyond the Blue Door

December 26, 2019
PG sits down with a master who's crafted a supremely soulful style by distilling the inspiration of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and other legends into tones uniquely his own.
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Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
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Olivia Jean’s Trip, from Bollywood to Nashville

December 19, 2019
How garage-rock guitarist Oliva Jean’s evolution from ’60s-kitsch-obsessed one-woman band to Third Man Records session player to solo artist fueled her new album, Night Owl.
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Rig Rundown: Steve Wariner

December 18, 2019
Designated a "certified guitar picker" by former boss Chet Atkins, the multiple Grammy-winning session ace and songwriter for country legends shows off his favorite gear.
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Top 10 Rig Rundowns of 2010s

December 17, 2019
Sure, some are obvious biggies (Bonamassa, Vai), but there are also unexpected dark horses (hint: one is a shirtless Misfit).
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First Look: Fender American Ultra Jazzmaster

December 16, 2019
Fender reimagines its original offset 6-string with a compound fretboard radius, noiseless pickups, and super-versatile switching options.
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Rig Rundown: Highly Suspect

December 11, 2019
The DIY rockers take PG on a tour of their live tone toys.
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Rig Rundown: Tiny Moving Parts

December 4, 2019
Enthusiastic, nimble-fingered Dylan Mattheisen dances between technical mathcore and catchy rock with Teles and a trusty DL4.
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Rig Rundown: King Buffalo

November 27, 2019
The bluesy psych-rock trio shows off its souped-up import axes, pricier amps, and carefully planned pedal playgrounds.
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Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Custom Telecasters Review

November 25, 2019
Explore the surprisingly profound differences between these foundational fixtures of Fender’s sprawling new Vintera Series.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Rig Rundown: The Black Keys [2019]

November 21, 2019
From rocking garages to filling arenas, Dan Auerbach’s gear has always been odd and eccentric. Still keeping it weird, he spotlights axes from a teenage hero, a custom build influenced by an industry master, and a token of his success in the shape of a Holy Grail Gibson.
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Billy Strings: The Long Road Home

November 12, 2019
On his second solo album, flatpicking wunderkind Billy Strings continues to push boundaries, bend genres, and blaze on his amplified flattop—all while on a journey of self-discovery.
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